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After All-Star win, Volcanoes hit wall

After All-Star win, Volcanoes hit wall

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 16-3 victory over a college all-star team June 12 helped prepare the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes for the 2014 season. The game, which featured home runs by Shilo McCall and newcomer Fernando Pujadas, showed the fans in Volcanoes Stadium several new as well as returning players as Salem-Keizer manager Gary […]

Volcanoes fall 11-2 in season opener

Volcanoes fall 11-2 in season opener

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes An 11-2 loss to the Vancouver Canadians, last year’s Northwest League champion, opened the 2014 season for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes June 13 at home before a crowd of 3,552. Drew Leenhouts, an all-star pitcher last year, had a rough start, giving up two runs in the first inning and […]

Hittner signs with Lutes

Hittner signs with Lutes

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Garrett Hittner made the same impression on Jud Keim that he makes on many people. “We thought highly of him from day one,” said Keim, assistant head coach of the Pacific Lutheran University football team. “He’s a great character kid: humble, heart for others, a good sense of […]

‘Goose’ lands with George Fox Bruins

‘Goose’ lands with George Fox Bruins

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Isaac Parker, head coach of the McNary High School football program, remembers the very first moment he saw Hayden Gosling throw a football. “I remember seeing him throw the ball in the gym with some buddies, and I texted Coach (Josh) Vanlue right away and said, ‘I think […]

Softball coach takes cues from her time as a Celtic

Softball coach takes cues from her time as a Celtic

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Lucy Shaw’s McNary High School volleyball and softball teams did quite well for themselves in her senior year, but don’t ask her for the number of wins and losses. “I remember what happened on the bus trip to the state tournament or what happened at the hotel, not […]

MHS alum building community around Royal Scot hoops

MHS alum building community around Royal Scot hoops

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Some days, Matt Espinoza is still trying to figure out just how the McNary High School varsity basketball team went on a 23-4 tear through the ranks of the OSAA in his senior year, 2002-03.. “We started the season 1-2, we weren’t the most athletic team, we had […]

Doutt headed to George Fox Bruins

Doutt headed to George Fox Bruins

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For anyone who follows McNary High School basketball it will likely come as no surprise that senior Johnathan Doutt will be continuing his athletic career in college. Doutt, a three-year starter on the varsity team who averaged 17 points a game and shot an astonishing 97 percent from […]

Celt alum headed to U of I as trainer

Celt alum headed to U of I as trainer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Erin Hento played a number of sports in her time at McNary High School, but softball was always her focus. It landed her on the softball team for George Fox University (GFU) where she is getting a degree in sports medicine, but it was a lesson learned at […]

Playoff bye on the line for Celtic baseball in final games

Playoff bye on the line for Celtic baseball in final games

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team was clinging onto third place in the Central Valley Conference after a win and loss last week. The Celts (6-6 in league, 10-12 overall) will have to win its final games of the season with McKay, North Salem and West Salem […]

LAX team takes second in league

LAX team takes second in league

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If there were any doubters left among local lacrosse fans, the McNary High School varsity lacrosse team put them to rest Monday, May 12. After beating the South Salem High School Saxons in their first game of league play this season, the Celts repeated the feat in a […]

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